Andrew Jackson's Presidency

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How did President Andrew Jackson mistreat the Native Americans?

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President Andrew Jackson had a significant effect on Native Americans. Native American tribes were prominent in the American South, and so presented an obstacle to settlers. Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act of 1830, which forcibly relocated inhabitants of the Five Civilized Tribes living east of the Mississippi River; this led to the infamous Trail of Tears.

This act directly punished those Native Americans who were attempting to assimilate into the spreading...

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